Orange offers EU location data for population monitoring


The French telecom operator Orange is repurposing its 2013 Flux Vision, which allowed cities and tourist destinations to see their visitors' travel flows, to answer European Commissioner Thierry Breton's call for the EU's mobile operators to provide their location data to fight the pandemic through population monitoring. The French data protection regulator, CNIL, is suggesting that the data is anonymised and therefore legal to use. However, in order to provide the service Orange must first analyse personal, non-anonymous data without consent. 


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